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Fri, Aug. 10 2012 09:30 AM EDT

London Olympics 2012: US Boxer Claressa Shields Takes Gold; Uplifts Hometown

By Alex Murashko
Just a few short hours before her gold medal bout, 17-year-old boxing phenom Claressa Shields tweeted from the London Olympics scene, "God is awesome!!!" Later, she tweeted, "I'm already ready to handle business!" Soon after, it became apparent that Shields certainly was ready, defeating Russia's Nadezda Torlopova Thursday to claim the only gold medal for the U.S. boxing team (men and women). (A link to this page will be included in your message. )

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